Become a Manga Translator! An Interview with the Manga Translation Battle Winner (Part 1)

Recently, the Manga Translation Battle has been gaining attention as a gateway to success for aspiring translators. In this interview series, we’ll talk with previous winners of the contest about their past and what lies ahead for them as manga translators.

*Attack on Titan* and *KanColle* Figures Available for Pre-Order Aug. 28!

One angel, and one demon? Starting Aug. 28, two high-quality figures from the Wonderful Hobby Selection Series, “Colossal Titan Takayuki Takeya Ver.” and “Yamato Kai: Heavy Armament Ver.” are now available for pre-order.

“Change Games, Change Play” - Tokyo Game Show 2014 Draws Near!

This year’s Tokyo Game Show will be held from Sept. 18-21 (open to the general public on the 20 and 21).

Hatsune Miku Collaboration Yatsuhashi to Be Sold at Magical Mirai 2014 in Osaka!

Collaborative yatsuhashi between virtual singer Hatsune Miku and Shogoin Yatsuhashi Honten, a long-running yatsuhashi company established in 1689, will be sold at the event Hatsune Miku Magical Mirai 2014 in Osaka to be held on Aug. 30 at Intex Osaka.

Booming Worldwide? Socks that Look Just Like Sushi!

Salmon, shrimp, and tuna. These delicious-looking socks designed after sushi are trending!

Interview: Live-Action *Rurouni Kenshin* Director Keishi Otomo

An interview with Keishi Otomo, the director behind the live-action Rurouni Kenshin film series.

We Talk With Otaku from Around the World in the Otaku Paradise, Akihabara!

America, France, Italy, Brazil. We met anime and manga fans from around the world!

2014 Summer Comiket Photo Report: Cute & Sexy Content

Cosplay from new anime dominated the scene! We focus on everything cute and sexy we found at this summer’s Comic Market!

1,000 Pikachus Take Over Yokohama!

Even Ash is surprised! It’s a huge outbreak of Pikachus! Yokohama is dyed yellow!

2014 Summer Comiket Photo Report: Cool & Interesting Content

Let’s take a look at the cosplayers and content that caught our attention at this summer’s Comic Market!

Comic Market 86 Opens!

KanColle running popular! The otaku’s poem of summer scenery, one of the largest otaku events in the world - Comic Market 86 has started!

Popular American Anime "RWBY" Starts its Second Season

RWBY is an American anime that follows the lives of ultra powerful teenagers training to be the next generation of peacekeepers, or hunters and huntresses.

Kickstarter Campaign Launches for Sci-Fi Anime *Under the Dog*

Introducing an original anime by the wonderful staff who worked on Evangelion, Steins;Gate, and Fire Emblem: Awakening!

2D Expressed in Real Life! Romanian Makeup Artist Shows off Colossal Titan Makeup!

Florea Flavia, a Romanian makeup artist who previously went viral for her Female Titan makeup cosplay, is at it again with Colossal Titan makeup!

Digimon Adventure 15th Anniversary Project - New *Digimon Adventure* Series Announced!

On Aug. 1, new information was announced regarding the Digimon Adventure 15th Anniversary Project which is taking place to celebrate the 15th anniversary since the TV anime Digimon Adventure began airing in 1999.

A Life-Size Danboard that Moves! Let’s Go Meet This Costumed Danboard and Take Pictures Together!

A life-size version of the popular character Danboard from the huge hit manga Yotsuba&! appears in Akihabara! We bring to you a photo report of Danboard’s slightly shocking cuteness!

Interview: The Man Behind Lady Gaga’s Shoes, Noritaka Tatehana [2/2]

“Hatsune Miku is awesome!” - Noritaka Tatehana

Interview: Takeru Satoh, Kenshin Himura in "Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno/The Legend Ends"

Takeru Satoh, who plays Kenshin Himura in the live-action Rurouni Kenshin films, sat for an interview with Tokyo Otaku Mode!

Wonder Festival 2014 Summer Company Booth Report

We report on the most interesting company booths from the massive event Wonder Festival 2014 Summer!

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Jun. 15, 2014 20:0028

School Swimsuit Cafe Girls Press Onigiri, Help Us Get Through the Damp and Dreary Rainy Season

School Swimsuit Cafe Girls Press Onigiri, Help Us Get Through the Damp and Dreary Rainy Season

We checked out the School Swimsuit Cafe, a place that features female waitresses who serve you in one-piece swimsuits. We were overwhelmed by their bare legs and bikini lines!

Jun. 15, 2014 07:002

Seventeen Stores Throughout Akihabara to Participate in Stamp Rally for Akame ga Kill!

Seventeen Stores Throughout Akihabara to Participate in Stamp Rally for *Akame ga Kill!*

The dark fantasy Akame ga Kill! which is currently serializing in the monthly magazine Gangan Joker (Square Enix) is becoming an anime.

Jun. 15, 2014 04:1223

Ota-Q: "What anime character would you want as your dad?"

Ota-Q: "What anime character would you want as your dad?"

Just what anime character do fans most want as their dad?

Jun. 15, 2014 01:002

Popular Manga Fantasista Stella is Becoming an Anime, Player Keisuke Honda Collaborates on Draft

Popular Manga *Fantasista Stella* is Becoming an Anime, Player Keisuke Honda Collaborates on Draft

The popular soccer manga Fantasista Stella currently serializing in the manga magazine Shonen Sunday (Shogakukan) is becoming an anime.

Jun. 14, 2014 13:0014

Interview: Manga Artist and Illustrator Hiroyuki Asada [1/2]

Interview: Manga Artist and Illustrator Hiroyuki Asada [1/2]

To commemorate the release of his latest book, we sat down with Hiroyuki Asada, the man behind such popular series as I’ll and Tegami Bachi, and asked him about his life as a manga artist.

Jun. 14, 2014 07:0010

Shirogane no Ishi Argevollen - Warner and Xebec Make Original Robot Anime to Release This Summer

*Shirogane no Ishi Argevollen* - Warner and Xebec Make Original Robot Anime to Release This Summer

The new original TV anime Shirogane no Ishi Argevollen that was announced on March 22 on the Warner Home Video stage during Anime Japan 2014 is finally taking shape.

Jun. 14, 2014 02:154

New Information Continues to Be Released for Hanayamata, Broadcast to Begin July 7 on TV Tokyo

New Information Continues to Be Released for *Hanayamata*, Broadcast to Begin July 7 on TV Tokyo

The broadcast start date has been revealed for the TV anime Hanayamata, the manga to which is currently serialized in Manga Time Kirara Forward (Houbunsha).

Jun. 13, 2014 16:000

Sanrio’s Shocking New Face Who Defies Logic! Introducing KIRIMIchan.

Sanrio’s Shocking New Face Who Defies Logic! Introducing KIRIMIchan.

Every year, Sanrio holds its original character popularity poll, the Sanrio Character Ranking, and this year as well many characters have entered. This time we’ll be introducing one such character named KIRIMIchan.

Jun. 13, 2014 13:000

Bakumatsu Rock Announces June 9 to be Rock Day, “Zecchou Daybreak” Chosen as TV Anime ED

*Bakumatsu Rock* Announces June 9 to be Rock Day, “Zecchou Daybreak” Chosen as TV Anime ED

The talked-about TV anime Bakumatsu Rock, which is based on a popular game, will begin this July.

Jun. 13, 2014 04:209

Collaboration Unfolds Between Hatsune Miku and TOM Special Creators! Many Enjoyable Miku Items Announced!

Collaboration Unfolds Between Hatsune Miku and TOM Special Creators! Many Enjoyable Miku Items Announced!

A collaboration between Tokyo Otaku Mode and Hatsune Miku has been realized! Versions of Miku drawn by young and popular illustrators in Japan are taking over TOM!

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